Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CEDA - Take Two

So CEDA (Create Every Day in April) was pretty much an epic fail, so let’s try CEDA v.2: Create Every Day in August.*
This CEDA is special in part because I can totally take part in Laurie Halse Anderson’s annual WFMAD in which one simply writes for fifteen minutes a day. I also like Laurie’s prompts so I plan to write on those in addition to dedicating fifteen minutes a day to one or more of my goals.
My goals for CEDA, v. 2
Write 1-2 chapters in my YA WIP.
Compile the bible for my YA WIP as well as the screenplay that Jenn and I started during Script Frenzy. (Just as soon as Jenn is done with her thesis, we plan on working on it as well as another screenplay.)
Work on prewriting of above two screenplays.
Write a short story. (Or a short film.) The goal is to write something from premise to a completed first draft.
Revisit previous story ideas and/or starts. See if there is anything that I want to work on now in addition to my YA WIP, the two screenplays, and the new short story. I probably should select a solo screenplay idea to work on in addition to the ones I’m co-writing with Jenn. Develop a writing plan for the rest of 2011 and perhaps for the next year or so. I’m still trying to figure out the ideal number of projects to be working on at any given time.
Respond to Laurie Halse Anderson’s daily prompts during her WFMAD challenge.
Write and post 10-15 blog entries.
Work on my new freelance writing career. (I suppose that means I need to finish working on the actual applications. I hate applications. (Note if you’re a fan of Left 4 Dead and Francis, you know he’d agree.))

And obviously writing for at least 15 minutes a day.
*Except for August 1st, 2nd, and most of the 3rd, because my time machine is in the shop. Silly intergalactic travel—all planets need to agree to the Universal Driving Codes. And don’t get me started about the effects of wormholes, black holes, and solar storms, if you thought rush hour in LA was bad, you haven’t tried traveling in time and space during the Galaxy Games.


  1. Wishing you the best on your goals! Mine seem to be piling up everywhere (editing my WIP, starting a business, and a possible fun freelance writing job). I am curious about the application for the freelancing?

    I was going to participate in Laurie's writing challenge, but I already have too much! I am thinking of doing it when I have more time or doing this:

    Happy writing!

  2. OK. So, eight days of August have come and almost gone. I am with you on the CEDA 2.0. No really, I am. I'm just off to a bit of a slow start. Typical, I know, but I have been busy creating. The creating hasn't happened on paper or on the computer every day this month, but it has been happening. Blip on over to my blog, and I'll give you a rundown of my progress/goals.

    Here's to a month of creativity!